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Analysis: A Betrayal Roils a Top Political Race
Analysis: A Betrayal Roils a Top Political Race by Ross Ramsey , The Texas Tribune April 18, 2014 The standard for good old-fashioned treachery in politics is pretty low — in fact, many people thin...
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Clean Water is Key to Business Success
Our company depends on clean water for our success. That’s why we’re pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new draft rules for enforcement of the Clean Water Act last month....
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Newburgh Conspiracy
Could We Become an Un-United States  in Our Lifetime? Ignorance of Our History Threatens Our Democracy, Says Historian Many acknowledge that George Washington was our greatest president because of ...
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You Pay Taxes – Why Doesn’t General Electric?
  You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do too. It’s the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security in retirement. Why shouldn’t some of America’s...
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Sideglances
EDITOR’S NOTE: This column was originally published in 2008. AS I have been doing nearly every Easter week for the last 40 years, I attended the annual meeting of the Texas Folklore Society — its 9...
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The View from Writers Roost
ONCE UPON a time, as all good adventure tales begin, I sought “interesting characters” to write about. And, as I had read, witnessed in movies and thus believed, about all “good writers,” I looked ...
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Jesus Lived in a Police State
by JOHN W. WHITEHEAD
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Jesus Lived in a Police State By John W. Whitehead April 14, 2014 “There is no evidence that Jesus himself openly advocated violent actions. But he was certainly no pacifist. “Do not think that I h...
Stephen Colbert's proud embrace of his Irish roots
by KATE HICKEY
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Stephen Colbert's proud embrace of his Irish roots It seems that Irish American comics are taking over the late night airwaves in the US. First Conan O’Brien, who hosts “Conan” on TBS, then Jimmy F...
At Debate, Patrick's Immigration Tone Seems to Soften
by ALEXA URA, The Texas Tribune
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At Debate, Patrick's Immigration Tone Seems to Soften by Alexa Ura , The Texas Tribune April 17, 2014 Republican state Sen.  Dan Patrick  and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro  traded verbal punches ...
Letters to the Editor
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The Gilmer Mirror welcomes letters to the editor on subjects of interest to readers. All letters must bear the handwritten signature of the writer and include address and phone number(s) for verifi...
The US is an oligarchy, study concludes
by ZACHARY DAVIES BOREN
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The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country's citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Uni...
Hallelujah, Springtime in East Texas!
by JIM "PAPPY" MOORE
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Thank goodness winter is over! We are accustomed to mild winters in these parts, and we are not accustomed to cold, bitter winters with many stretches of sub freezing temperatures. My cabin is easi...
national news

FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, taken in Washington, shows part of the HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police took a man into custody Friday night inside the Los Angeles Times building after it was locked down because of a shooting threat report, the newspaper said.
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